‘It’s so boring at home’: Telangana students want to go back to school

Online classes aren’t effective: Psychiatrist Hyderabad: Children in Telangana are stressed out as their wait for schools to reopen has prolonged. “Everything is online: Classes, homework and even talking to my friends,” Akshith Reddy, a sixth-standard student, informed The Observer. Sai Sandeep, 10, said he and his brother have to share the only mobile device […]

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Closure of homeo clinics in Telangana hit patients hard

Hyderabad: The closure of homeopathy clinics in Telangana during the lockdown inconvenienced doctors and patients. While patients suffered due to a lack of proper medication, doctors faced problems with online consultations. “I am diabetic and allergic to allopathy,” said Jobe Sirra, who suffered as homeopathy clinics were closed. He has been on homeopathic medication for three […]

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Shillong’s Taxi drivers see their income fall due to the pandemic

People are still reluctant to take public transport Shillong: Daily wage earners like taxi drivers have seen a sharp decline in their daily in­ come be­cause of the high price of petrol. Tike, a taxi driver in the Lapa­lang area, informed The Observ­er: “The government’s decision to cut the passenger capacity to 50%, and a […]

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With Kolkata’s bars closed, singers find the going tough

They are unable to pay rent & kid’s fees, buy medicines Kolkata: Bar singers and musicians of Kolkata are struggling for survival following the closure of bars and restaurants due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Kolkata has had a thriving bar culture which has been a major source of entertainment to certain sections of the population. But […]

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Lockdown hits farmers on India-Nepal border hard

They are forced to sell produce in their own villages Sitamarhi: Residents of Sonbarsa village, near the India-Nepal border, have been adversely affected economically after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown and closed the border.  The lockdown across the border restricted Indian farmers from selling their produce in Nepal. The main economic occupation in Sonbarsa is farming, […]

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Telehealth moves to the forefront in time of Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a tenfold increase in the number of users of telehealth and telemedicine. Doctors say online consultation will be a great opportunity for the digital health sector. ” We are constantly providing teleconsultation via call and video conferencing after the lockdown. Most doctors in this hospital are providing aid […]

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It’s a gloomy Puja for Bankura’s idol makers

Bankura: Fewer and cheaper orders this year has upset Durga idol makers of Bankura. Due to the pandemic, almost all Puja committees have demanded smaller idols in order to cut their budgets. Artisans of many villages of Bankura district wait throughout the year for Durga Puja as idol-making contributes in a big way to their […]

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SC order to raze 48k slums dwellings may expose lakhs to Covid

The Supreme Court order for demolition of 48,000 slum dwellings along 70 km of railway track in Delhi has put lakhs at risk of displacement and contracting Covid-19. ”The question is, where will they go,” Dev Pratap Singh, founder and CEO of The Voice of Slum, an NGO, said. ”The poor who have tested positive […]

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